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Target, Stop Filling the World with Plastic Bags!
We, Target customers, ask Target to eliminate plastic bags. We understand this won’t be convenient to us, but it is time to act. For those of us who also shop at Costco or IKEA, we know we can survive without plastic bags. 2 million single-use plastic bags are consumed every minute. These bags often wind up in waterways and our landscape, degrading water and soil as they break down into tiny toxic bits. These bags have a massive carbon footprint. Switching to paper is not the answer. The carbon footprint of paper bags is even bigger. Paper production uses trees that could instead be absorbing carbon dioxide, releases more greenhouse gases, takes 3 times the amount of water, and results in 50 times more water pollutants. We can bring our own bags. If Target provides bags for purchase, we ask it to charge a meaningful amount because this approach works. Plastic bag use fell by 90% in Ireland following a plastic bag tax of 37 cents. In Australia, 2 major retailers led by eliminating plastic bags in their stores and the country reduced plastic bag use by 80% in 3 months. In Los Angeles county, a plastic bag ban with a charge on paper bags reduced single bag use by 95%. Target’s current 5 cent incentive for those bringing bags does not meaningfully curb Target’s plastic bag consumption. We want Target to act swiftly. Target’s plastic bags are choking the earth.
Target: Use sustainable palm oil
Palm oil can be produced without destroying habitats and rainforests. But often companies don’t choose sustainable palm oil because keeping things status quo is the easier way out. Target stores promised that they would, by 2018, only sell products that contain traceable and sustainably sourced palm oil You can find this promise on their website. But it’s been a year and they still haven’t told us whether they fulfilled that promise. Palm oil: is a vegetable oil that comes from the oil palm tree. It’s in close to half of the products that you buy every day. It’s an incredibly easy product to use that is odorless and colorless However, the issue with palm oil is: that it is a major cause of deforestation, is contributing to climate change, it is destroying habitats of endangered species, and it is a cause of worker exploitation. Unsustainably-produced palm oil destroys the habitat of endangered species like the orangutan and pygmy elephant. Unsustainably produced palm oil has led to the death of an estimated 100,000 orangutans. Half of the Bornean orangutan population has been killed in just 6 years a result of practices like these, and 193 other endangered species are threatened by palm oil production. Target said that it would only sell products that use 100% sustainably produced palm oil, and it needs to stick to that commitment. Words are just words, but it’s in action that we see if killing orangutans and contributing to deforestation and climate change really matters to Target.
Tell Walmart, Target and Macy's to Give Their Employees Thanksgiving Day Off
Thanksgiving is one of America’s most cherished family holidays -- a day to spend with friends and loved ones. But, in pursuit of the almighty dollar, some retailers open their stores on Thanksgiving Day, forcing many of their employees to work. We know that companies can support their bottom line without sacrificing their employees’ well being. Many chain stores do well and are NOT open on Thanksgiving. As a patriotic American, I am against “Black Friday Creep,” and believe retail workers at big box stores deserve a day to spend with family. Please urge Walmart, Target and Macy's to put people over profits and refuse to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and instead let employees have some time away from the frantic shopping season to spend with their children, partners and loved ones. We believe happy employees will be more loyal, content and more productive in the long run. Now that’s smart business. As someone who cares about family and community, I urge you to give your employees the day off on Thanksgiving. Black Friday should start on Friday.
Target Employees Demand COVID-19 Hazard Pay
Due to COVID-19, all non essential businesses around the country are currently being shut down. Due to such a high demand in cleaning supplies, grocery items, personal care items such as toilet paper and so on, Target is one of the largest chains being hit hard with sales at this time. While it is wonderful that Target has issued a statement saying they will offer 2 weeks of normal pay if an employee is to come down with coronavirus or be placed under mandatory quarantine, since employees have no choice but to remain working at this time I believe Target can do better. Target employees are picking up shifts and taking on a much larger workload in a both stressful and compromised environment due to being around the general public and possibly risking exposure to the virus. These risks more than warrant and increased hazard pay. I am urging Target CEO Brian Cornell to meet these needs. Please sign this petition and repost and forward to your friends so we can show Brian Cornell that we deserve better.
Ask Major Supermarkets for Healthier Options at Checkout
It’s no accident that nearly all supermarkets in America sell candy and soda in their checkout lanes. Placing junk food near the cash register is a marketing strategy that supermarkets use to boost sales. Not only do supermarkets benefit from the sale of junk food at checkout, but they’ve found a way to make even more money by “renting” out space in their checkout aisles to food companies that pay to have their products there. Supermarkets should support shoppers’ health, not undermine it. Join us in asking Walmart, Kroger, and other major supermarkets to do right by their customers and remove junk food from checkout.
Protect Mothers Rights During ChildBirth! #MothersVoice
You can donate for my surgery here https://www.gofundme.com/p8vcag I'm very grateful that you took the time to listen to my story. I am not doing this for myself alone, but for all women who have suffered at the hands of negligence. I understand that we all have our own hardships and injustices. I also understand that doctors and their teams make mistakes, therefore it's not about the medical staff but about the system. The system that's in place does not provide rights for women in childbirth. It does not allow even a chance for the medical staff to resolve their mistakes with the patient. The system in place only allows recovery of $250,000, thousand dollars which means that it is economically impossible for any mother to hold a hospital and staff accountable for gross negligence. During these past 18 months, I've connected with many hundreds of mothers who went through the same horrible experience. They too are embarrassed, to share intimate details, like I did. I've consulted over 150 attorneys who declined to take my case. Behind me are a multitude of mothers who were similarly damaged. I am fully aware of how difficult it is to bring change to systems in the United States. However, if you spend your 30 seconds by signing the petition, you'll provide an opportunity for women to have the ability to hold hospitals and doctors accountable for gross negligence.By signing this petition, you are requesting that the recovery ceiling of malpractice law be lifted for gross negligence on a mother giving birth.By singing this petition you will protect us, mothers, who don't have rights under this system.If you are a citizen of California of voting age, please sign this petition If you are a citizen of another State, please sign this petition and also start a petition in your home state if there are malpractice ceilings where you live.Together we can make this change! Every year in the United States, 65,000 women with pregnancy or childbirth nearly die. This is by far worst record in the developed countries. Approximately 28,000 babies are born with birth injuries each year. In spite of it all, hospitals refuse to carry responsibility and women in childbirth remain unprotected. We would like to change that on a national level. Every Voice Counts! My name is Kristina and I would like to share with you how my life turned into a nightmare due to negligence at Mercy San Juanhospital in Sacramento, CA. Perhaps my story will help many to get justice with similar experience. On September 30th 2016, at 3:33am, I gave birth to our wonderful son Moses. But memories of my labor still bring many tears. My pregnancy was very normal and the anticipated labor was supposed to be the same. It was my first long waited pregnancy and I did everything possible for my baby to be healthy. When I was around 36 weeks pregnant, around 1:00am I arrived to the hospital with contractions. I knew that I was in full labor because my contractions were 2-3 min apart. I requested epidural right away, they prepared me but the wait for the anesthesiologist took 2 hours. Obviously, it was too late. At 3:15, I was fully dilated with all of the medical personnel ready to assist me with pushing and welcoming my baby. On the fourth contraction, when the head of the baby was visible, someone ran into the room to get my doctors assistance for another patient. ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE ran out of the room leaving me with contractions and urge to push. I was abandoned by medical staff as I was pushing my crowning baby out. Their negligent act endangered my baby and me. My husband was in shock, ran out after them begging them to come back. I was in so much pain and terrified that my baby would fall on the floor, and no one would be there to catch him. As a result, the repercussions of their act ended detrimental. My husband returned without help. In the meantime, my strong urge to push was only getting stronger which led to the beginning of my tearing. When the medical team returned, without any examination of the changes, they took my legs and started pushing on my stomach, making me tear to the 4th degree. They extend through the anal sphincter and into the mucous membrane that lines the rectum. In a few seconds my baby flew out of me and the doctor caught him in the air. My baby was very small, only 5,6lbs, which makes it impossible to injure the mother with a weight this small if proper help was administered during labor. Immediately, they told me that surgery under anesthesia will be performed and any future children would be c section only. After I was discharged, the stitches started to fall apart. The wound became dangerously infected. I did not trust Mercy, so I went to Sutter Roseville. When they examined me, they were shocked about my story and to see how my recoverywas failing. After a few checkups with my obgyn who is affiliated with Mercy, I was promised that everything will heal and that I just need time and patience. A year and a half passed, the suffering and pain continue. On January 2018, after many tests I was informed that I need full reconstructive surgery. I am in constant pain because I have severe nerve damage. Pain episodes return me to the emergency room for intensive pain management. I’m constantly on pain killers. Because of the negligence of Mercy San Juan, I became disabled. Because of my immobility, the impact on my husband and family cannot be understated. I’m terrified of my bathroom trips, every sneeze or cough bring me fear. Any of these things could lead to rupture and emergency intervention. We tried talking with the hospital, I begged them to operate me, but they don’t want to be accountable for their negligence. However, they recognized that medical personnel left me alone. The only answer I get from them “We will not be talking to you without an attorney”. I asked to investigate my case, and they assured me they would, but it never happened. They consulted their own obgyn who expressed their own opinion, obviously to protect themselves. No investigation was performed. Many attorneys that I spoke to refused to take my case. Their response was “we can only protect a child, it’s almost impossible to protect mother” I only have one option now, and it’s to ask for your help. With your help justice can be served, and I will finally be able to have reconstructive surgery. My life can get to normal, and I can enjoy motherhood fully, without fear and pain. Only with your help, we can protect mother’s rights during childbirth.
Stop Target in Slidell, Louisiana from closing!
Target has been a very important part in our community for many years. Closing the target in Slidell, Louisiana would take the jobs of many hard workers who have been there for years and it would remove the positive impact it has had on our community. They are not like any other Target or big box retailer, the team members are family to each other and to our community. As most of you know, most of the buildings in Slidell are closing or has already closed. Target closing will leave Slidell with yet another empty building. It will be expected to close in February unless we, as a community, can make a difference. Please sign to try and keep Target open so we can continue to keep our community thriving and work there for many years to come!
Target: Stop Selling Fairlife Products
Target: it is time to stop selling Fairlife products. Amazon, Winn-Dixie, and Jewel-Osco have already banned all fairlife milk products after news of the undercover investigation at Fair Oaks Farms. “Fair Oaks Farms is one of the largest dairies in the U.S. and produces dairy products for the fairlife milk brand - which is produced, marketed and distributed by the Coca-Cola Corporation.” “Employees were observed slapping, kicking, punching, pushing, throwing and slamming calves. Calves were stabbed and beaten with steel rebars, hit in the mouth and face with hard plastic milking bottles, kneed in the spine, burned in the face with hot branding irons, subjected to extreme temperatures, provided with improper nutrition, and denied medical attention,” ARM said in a statement accompanying the video that was posted on Facebook. “This resulted in extreme pain and suffering by the calves, and in some cases permanent injury and even death.” Target should not be supporting a company that has a blatant disregard for the law. We want Fairlife off of your store shelves. Your Voice Matters. Tell Target that we do not support Fairlife and we want it off of their store shelves by signing this petition! Additionally, do not purchase any products from Fairlife. Please Sign, Like, & Share. To learn more about the investigation, go to: https://animalrecoverymission.org/
Target -- Bring Back Smith & Hawken's BioStack Compost Bin
Mr. Cornell, One of the biggest contributors to climate change is food waste. Consumers throw out 40% of food we bring home. Composting turns that food waste into useful fertilizer for the garden, and helps return carbon to our soils. Target holds the key to making composting at home easier for millions of people. Smith and Hawken (R.I.P. 2009) made the world's best compost bin, the BioStack. There isn't another product on the market that is even close to its easy-to-use, 3-frame, stackable design. Target owns the Smith & Hawken brand, and has the molds and patents to manufacture this compost bin once again. Target! Bring back the Smith & Hawken BioStack compost bin so everyone on the planet can compost easily. Make it out of recycled plastics for an even lower environmental impact. Gardening is a $48 billion industry. The market is filled with inferior compost bins that leave consumers longing for the BioStack. Bring the BioStack back. Sincerely, Christy Wilhelmi Founder of Gardenerd
Long-Term Target Team Members Deserve More Than the Minimum
Target has announced that they are raising the starting wage to $15 an hour and getting rid of the COVID-19 hazard pay $2 increase. Although I recognize their efforts and see the rise of the starting wage as a step in the right direction, Target has the means to do better. Target is offering its workers a living wage, but it fails to take into consideration the experience that long-standing team members have gained year after year of working with the company. Every year Target gives its team members a performance review along with a percentage increase on their base rate. They have also consistently timed their base pay increase to be made shortly after the yearly reviews have been given out. In other words, this means that a team member's performance is therefore not reflected by their pay. “With eleven consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales growth, driven by healthy performance in both our stores and digital channels, Target’s results demonstrate that we’ve built a sustainable business model that drives strong topline growth and consistent bottom line performance,” said Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO of Target. (Read the full article) It is not fair to long-standing Target team members to make the same hourly wage as starting team members. This shows a lack of respect and appreciation towards team members who have been loyal and dedicated to the growth of the company. Over the past few years, team members have adapted to constant changes in in-store operations. (Read more here) Target team members have gained new skills and taken on more responsibilities than before, yet there is no reward for their experience. Target is growing and performing well because of its dedicated team members. In my opinion, there are two acceptable outcomes as a result of this petition. 1. Target should pay team members their current wage (Base Pay + Annual Percentage Increase + Hazard Pay) as their new rate starting July 5th. Meaning no changes to their current pay. 2. Target should carry over the percentage increase that team members received in their annual performance review to the $15 an hour base rate.